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Spanish Schools in Mendoza

If you are keen to study Spanish in Latin America and if you have decided that the pleasant mix of a modern cosmopolitan city vibe and traditional Argentinean ways of life intermingled with the aroma of a good robust Malbec is for you then Mendoza might just be the perfect spot for you to take a Spanish language course. All that is left to do now is decide which Spanish language centre is the one that is right for you. We have put together this review of some of the schools available to you in Mendoza and we hope it makes you decision as easy as finding good wine in Mendoza!

Intercultural Language School

Facts and Figures

LocationRepública de Siria 241, central location, few blocks from Plaza España
SizeSmall
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 6
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.spanishcourses.com.ar/english/

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    ntercultural School
  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish learning centre in Mendoza is spacious and modern with a garden and common area for students to socialise in, a cafeteria with free coffee and tea and classrooms that are fully equipped with video and audio players and free internet access for all students
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - At this Spanish institute teachers are all experienced professionals and the school's methodology has been tested and proven for about two decades now. The key idea is to immerse you in the Spanish culture and have you speaking as much Spanish in as many different day to day situations as possible. The centre is accredited by Instituto Cervantes and SEA (Association de Centros de Idiomas)
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At Intercultural you can study a Spanish course of 20 hours per week in a group of 6 people or One to One classes or even Two to One classes if you would like to take Spanish lessons with a friend, perhaps a travelling companion. Additionally you can study one of the many special courses that they have on offer such as Spanish and Wine which includes 10 pure Spanish lessons per week as well as 10 related to wine, for example wine tasting, visits to the wine museum and learning the lingo while you are at it. Also there is the Spanish and Vindimia festival, held in the first week of March, where you will have 16 hours of Spanish class a week combined with a number of the events and activities of the festival or Spanish and Adventure which combines either 10 hours of private lessons or 16 hours of group lessons with activities such as rafting, trekking, horse riding and mountain biking. Intercultural will also prepare you for your DELE Examination and offers courses specifically for Ex-pats, Spanish for Tourism, Spanish and Ski, Spanish for teachers and Spanish with Business. The levels of ability here are based on the European framework. There are 6 levels ranging from Beginner to Superior
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - At this Spanish school they organise weekly activities for the students such as Museum visits, tango lessons and city tours. They will also be happy to accompany you on weekend trips or to help you organise them
  • Accommodation - During your Spanish course in Mendoza you can choose to stay with a local host family and put into practice all that you are learning in your Spanish classes during the day. There is also the option of staying in a shared apartment with local people, a private apartment or a hotel or hostel

Enforex Spanish School

(N.B. This is an Enforex partner school called Coined)

Facts and Figures

LocationSantiago del Estero 1616, in the pleasant Godoy Cruz district, 20 blocks from the main square
SizeSmall, 8 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5, average 4
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.intercoined.com/content/spanish-courses-mendoza

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    Enforex School
  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish institute in Mendoza has fully equipped classrooms with audio and video players and a student room for relaxing and socialising in between classes. There is a kitchen for the use of all students and free tea, coffee, milk and water whenever you want it! You will feel right at home from the start with this Enforex partner as on the first day there is a welcome lunch for all new students
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - This Enforex partner school places a lot of emphasis on interaction as part of the process of learning a language and they see the classes you will receive as a foundation or a step along the path to lifelong language learning. They try to cover interesting topics and simulate situations that you are going to come across in day to day life on the street and in the shops and restaurants speaking Spanish. All of the teachers are enthusiastic about their job, professional and there to help. The centre is accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations, AMPEI (Association Mexicana para la Educación Internacional), BELTA (Brazilian Educational and Language Travel Association), GWEA (Global Work Experience Association) and FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations), amongst others
  • Courses Offered and Levels - Here at this Spanish learning centre in Mendoza you can choose between general Spanish courses such as an Intensive Spanish course with 20 hours in a group per week, Super Intensive which involves 30 hours per week in a group and Immersion which includes 20 group lessons and 5 private classes per week. Private courses are also available and include 10 hours of class per week. If you fancy doing something a bit more active with your Spanish classes, this Enforex partner offers Spanish lessons combined with Salsa or Tango classes or Spanish plus Volunteering. The levels of ability are based on the European Framework for Language reference. There are 6 levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Every week this school will organise a number of different activities to keep you entertained and help you to interact further with your fellow students and get out and about and practice your Spanish language skills. Activities include wine tasting (of course!), a trolley ride, a tour of the main square, a trip to Cerro de la Gloria, a visit to some of the vineyards and wineries of the area and climbing in the mountains near the city
  • Accommodation - During your Spanish language course you can choose to stay with a local host family, letting you see what life is like from day to day in a Mendoza household and also enabling you to practice your Spanish skills every day when you return from class and benefit from their knowledge of the city and its customs. You can also opt for shared apartments or a student residence

Spanish in Mendoza (SIMA)

Facts and Figures

LocationParaná 628, about half an hours walk from the main square of Plaza Independencia, easily reached by public transport
SizeSmall
Number of Students/Class1 to 2
Websitehttp://spanishinmendozaargentina.greenash.net.au/

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  • Facilities and Services - The classes in this small Spanish school (it is really a house) are taught by Ana María Truncoso, a qualified Spanish teacher who compares learning a language to climbing a mountain, but she is there to help you as it is ultimately one of the most rewarding processes you can undertake in your life. She has all the materials and resources that you will need in her house , all you need is a pen, a notebook and a small bilingual dictionary in order to do your homework
  • Teaching Methods - At SIMA Ana realises that learning a language is not just about the technicalities of the grammar and the conjugating of verbs and new vocabulary learning, but experiencing the culture and the people of a new country. She designs tailor made lessons that are suitable to the student's needs and each lesson has clearly stated aims in each of the key areas of learning a language such as speaking, writing listening, etc. She engages students and encourages them to interact, simulating everyday situations that might come up such as buying food, checking into a hotel and using public transport
  • Courses Offered - Ana provides Spanish lessons normally on a One to One basis, but also caters for group of two, far example travelling companions or a couple wishing to learn Spanish together. She also offers Preparation courses for the DELE Examination
  • Extra-Curricular Trips and Activities - Every week Ana offers students a varied choice of activities such as visits to San Martin Park or Cerro de la Gloria, the Mercado Central, a wine tasting and bodega trip, breakfast with a view of the city, trips to Art Galleries, Museums and also Cooking classes. She is open to suggestions if there is a particular activity that you would like to get involved in as well
  • Accommodation - Ana's mother rents a small apartment in the quiet neighbourhood known as 'Sexta Sección' that you can arrange to stay in. It sleeps one or two people and has WiFi, a pool and a hammock to relax in